What to expect…

How long are the appointments and what are they like?

Your initial consultation will take at least an hour to an hour and a half. Follow-up visits are 30-45 minutes and frequency is determined based on your individualized needs. I will help you come up with a very personalized lifestyle plan based on your symptoms, labs, and history. This may include running labs, taking dietary supplements where you may be lacking and making changes to your diet and lifestyle. These changes don’t happen overnight and I will be there to guide you along the way.

I will review your forms, any lab and imaging results, listen to your whole life story (because you would be amazed at what actually is considered in the work you will be doing with my guidance) and then create a plan for you to follow.

I will educate you by looking at underlying factors of root cases for symptoms and disease that are going on with your body. I will educate you regarding the recommendations in your plan and will expect that you take an active role in your health while I support you on your journey. Your plan may include lifestyle changes, however most of my patients have a good foundation in their lifestyle when they meet with me for the first time. The tools we use will be primarily be in the form of clinical grade nutritional supplements and recommended lifestyle changes as things progress and changes are needed as you improve.

This plan will address mind, body and soul and may be challenging, but very doable. When you are mentally ready for the challenge, that is when this will be possible and you’ll need to take an active role in your care, though I will be there to guide and encourage you when the going gets tough and to cheer you on when things are going well. Remember- I’ve been there.


Does improving the quality of my health really require an individualized plan?

Call me for a free 15 minute consultation to find out if a more in depth one on one appointment is right for you. Meeting you one on one will give me the opportunity to understand all the details that make up where you are with your health.  We can work in person, or from a distance over the phone. Our work will complement any conventional care you are currently receiving. My patients maintain relationships with their conventional providers and I am always happy to talk with them.

It is very important to me that you achieve success in improving your health through the journey that you take with me. I have helped people from all walks of life to improve their health status and reduce their chronic health challenges. If you have questions about any other health challenges or about what to expect when we work together, just give me a call. It is important to me that we both feel that we are a best-fit for the important work that we will do together. I am happy to make a more appropriate referral if I believe that is best for you.


Can I work with The Vital Beet if I live in outside of Denver, CO?

Yes! I meet with patients both in-person and from a distance over the phone.

We’ll likely need to meet more regularly initially as feedback is given and adjustments may need to be made to the plan. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your health and wellness goals.


What chronic illnesses does Merrit specialize in treating?

I work with a variety of patients and can provide guidance no matter how vast or minimal your health history is. That being said, I am very experienced working with Lyme, Chron’s, IBS, Colitis, Diverticulitis, Hashimotos, General Autoimmune, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, Migraines, Hormonal Imbalance, and chronic pain or inflammation of any kind.



In order to get better, you must be committed to improving your health and I can assure you that I’m committed to supporting you, however long it takes. Together we will review your medical and personal history and will create a personalized plan that will be most effective for you. You will gain the tools for restoring your health and your life.


I love working with my patients.

They are incredible human beings and it is a joy to guide your efforts to make a better you. I want you to feel successful with my guidance and I ultimately want you to feel better. It may not happen overnight, but with the effort that you and I put into improving your health, the results will come.